Skip to main content

Washington signs John Sullivan

Former Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan signs with Washington.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Former Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has found a new home. The Washington Redskins signed Sullivan Tuesday afternoon.

Sullivan, 31, had spent his entire NFL career with the Vikings until he was released during the preseason. The Vikings had been shopping the veteran, but were unable to find a trade partner.

Sullivan missed all of last season while recovering from two back surgeries. Joe Berger took over for him last year and beat him out during training camp. He was one of the team's most popular players.

https://twitter.com/DWolfsonKSTP/status/780832162677264384

According to Pro Football Talk, the Redskins needed a center after Kory Lichtensteiger was placed on injured reserve due to a calf injury. Sullivan worked out with Washington earlier in the day.

Sullivan played in 109 regular season games with 93 starts over nine seasons with Minnesota. He's expected to compete with Spencer Long for the starting center spot in Washington.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-09-30 at 4.54.42 PM

FBI, police investigating bank robbery at Edina's 50th and France

An ATM technician was robbed by four men at a U.S. Bank.

Ethan Glynn

Paralyzed Bloomington football player begins rehabilitation in Colorado

Ethan Glynn is at a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital.

Press Bar fire

Owner of St. Cloud bar gets 6 years for arson, ordered to repay $3M

A February 2020 fire at the Press Bar and Parlor was later determined to be an insurance job.

IMG_5455

Bloomington, Richfield districts tighten security ahead of weekend football

Enhanced safety measures will be in place this weekend.

Screen Shot 2022-09-30 at 2.23.15 PM

Walz sends MN first responders to help with hurricane recovery in Florida

Eight members of the Minnesota All Hazards Incident Management Team will travel to Florida.

drought

It was the driest September in Twin Cities modern history

Less than a quarter inch of rain fell in September.

Jay James Olson

Sauk Rapids man pleads guilty to making, selling ghost guns

The 21-year-old would sell unserialized guns, silencers, auto-sears, and high-capacity magazines.

Pixabay - gray squirrel

Squirrel blamed for Friday power outage impacting over 5,000 homes

There's no telling when or where the squirrels will strike next.

Related

Sullivan signs extension worth 5-years, $25 million

The Vikings haven't had much to be positive about lately, but the consistent play of center John Sullivan is one example. Minnesota rewarded 2008's sixth-round pick with a contract extension and $10 million guaranteed.

Cedric Griffin signs with Washington

Things are looking on the bright side for Cedric Griffin. After two major knee surgeries, a benching and being cut by the Vikings, the defensive back is getting a fresh start in Washington. The Redskins signed him to a a one year contract worth as much as $2.5 million.

Sullivan wants Sharper and McCray punished for roles in bounty scandal

Vikings' center John Sullivan says he still can't go back and watch the 2009 NFC Championship game because it hurts too much. Sullivan, like punter Chris Kluwe, believes Saints' linebacker Jonathan Vilma should be kicked out of the NFL. He also wants former Saints' safety Darren Sharper and defensive lineman Bobby McCray to be punished for taking shots at Brett Favre.